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Signing - 20th October

Signing Event - Saturday 20th October - between 10.00 am and 13.00 pm
We are delighted to announce our first guest's
Katy Manning, Sheila Reid, Primi Townsend, Chrisopher Guard, 
Derek Martin, Michael Troughton& Phillip Martin

She played Jo Grant 1971–73 alongside Jon Pertwee's incarnation of the Doctor. 
Katy's connection with "Doctor Who" continues: she voices Jo Grant in the Companion Chronicles Audio Adventures, and she is also the voice of the Time Lord Iris Wildthyme in several of the Big Finish Productions audio plays.

In October 2010 Manning appeared in the fourth series of Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures's with Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. The two-part story, entitled 'Death of the Doctor',

Sheila has had a long and distinguished career in theatre, film and television, and worked with Laurence Olivier at the Royal National Theatre. In 1980, she played the long-suffering wife of Trevor Howard in Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry at Rawlinson End. She played Mrs. Buttle in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic Brazil the same year she appeared as Etta in the dystopian Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos, appeared in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small as Mrs Donavan, a rather eccentric woman offering treatments to animals in rivalry to James Herriot and Siegried Farnon, and also had a brief appearance in the first series ofAuf Wiedersehen, Pet. From 2007 onwards she has appeared as Madge Harvey in Benidorm and made an appearance in the final episode of series 1 of BBC Two's 2009 sitcom Psychoville as an old crone.

 Primi was a regular cast member on the sitcom Lame Ducks and is also remembered for her role in the Doctor Who serial The Pirate Planet.
Other TV credits include: Z-Cars, Minder, 1990, Blake's 7 and Bergerac and a major role in TV series written by Ted Whitehead "Worlds End".
She recently appeared recounting her appearance in Doctor Who in a documentary on the season 16 story The Pirate Planet which was released in 2007.
Primi appeared in many stage shows, both West End and regional as well as touring overseas. She played the part of "Rita" in Educating Rita opposite Gareth Thomas who had been the original Blake in Blake's 7 (although they did not appear in the series together). IMDB

Philip has contributed to many other well known TV series includingHetty Wainthrop InvestigatesShoestringVirtual MurderStar CopsThe Good GuysCrossroadsThirty Minute TheatreNew Scotland YardThe Bill and two Doctor Who stories namely "Vengeance on Varos" and Parts 5 - 8 of "The Trial of A Timelord", both of which featured the villainous slug-like "Sil".

A third story featuring the return of "Sil" along with the "Ice Warriors" was scheduled for the ultimately postponed season 22 of Doctor Who in 1985, although Philip did complete a novelisation of this story based on his draft scripts.

Philip has also worked as a Writer, Producer and Director in Radio Drama for the BBC and was voted Best Director at the New York Radio Festival in, 1990.Other work includes the film "Valentina" and his plays have been performed at, amongst other venues, The National Theatre London, The Royal Court and Liverpool Playhouse.

As well as novelising his two televised "Doctor Who" novels he also wrote a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book and two novels based onGangstersIMDB

Derek started as a stuntman appearing in many Doctor Who storys including played David Mitchell in the Doctor Who story Image of the Fendahl. 

But after breaking his collar bone filming the drama Elizabeth R he switched to acting. He featured  Paul Temple.

In 1978 he appeared as Detective Inspector Fred Pyle in The Detective's Tale, the first play in the BBC television series Law and Order. From 1981 - 82, he played Det. Insp. Berwick in two series of the BBC drama The Chinese Detective. In 1982 he became the second actor to take on the role of R. D. Wingfield's fictional Detective Inspector Jack Frost, starring in a BBC radio adaptation of A Touch of Frost. In 1984 he appeared in an episode of Minder, season 5. He then starred in Eldorado as Alex Morris. He has also made guest appearances in many television programmes including Doctor Who appearing in The Ambassadors of Death as an uncredited heavy, The Claws of Axos as an uncredited UNIT soldier and Image of the Fendahl as policeman David Mitchell, The Sweeney episode 'Messenger of the Gods' as the villain Spooner, Upstairs, DownstairsThe Bill and Only Fools and Horses. Martin also played himself in an episode ofLittle Britain.

In September 2000 he started playing Charlie Slater in EastEnders.


He has appeared in Vienna 1900 (1973), Memoirs of a Survivor andReturn to Treasure Island (1986). His roles are on television include the young David Copperfield in the 1966 TV serial David Copperfield, as Marcellus in the BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, as Ferdinand in the BBC Shakespeare production of The Tempest, as Ken Hodges in the medical drama Casualty and as Bellboy in the 1988 Doctor Who serial The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. He demonstrated his singing ability in the film version of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music in the role of Erich Egerman. Guard voiced Frodo Baggins in the animated version of The Lord of the Rings (1978).  IMDB

Michael Troughton  actor, writer and teacher. He is the son of actor Patrick Troughton (known for his lead role in Doctor Who in the 1960s) and the younger brother of David Troughton.

He has appeared in many film, television and theatre roles, most notably as Sir Piers Fletcher-Dervish in The New Statesman from 1987 to 1992. Troughton also starred in the first series of Backs to the Land. More recent roles include senior science master Derek Halliday in the Taggart episode "Out of Bounds", 1998, a therapist in the fourth series of Cold Feet and Mr Mermagen in Enigma.

According to Internet Movie Database his last appearance on television was in 2002.

Michael took a rest from acting in 2002 in order to care for his disabled wife and qualified as a physics and drama teacher. He taught at two schools in Suffolk. In 2009 he stopped teaching and became a full time carer. Troughton's biography of his late father, Patrick Troughton, published by Hirst Publishing, was launched at the 2011 Dimensions Convention in Newcastle in November 2011.


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